Funds raised for Rosie's Rainbow at Redroofs fair

Funds raised for Rosie's Rainbow at Redroofs fair

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Francis Batt

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Funds raised for Rosie's Rainbow at Redroofs fair

The memory of a brave little girl gave a special impetus to a summer fair held at Redroofs Theatre School on Sunday.

Carolyn Mayling, Leanne Molloy and Isobelle Molloy

 

The fair at the school in Bath Road was held to raise funds for the charity Rosie's Rainbow Fund - started by Carolyn Mayling, whose mum founded Redroofs.

Carolyn's daughter Rosie was a talented pupil at Redroofs until her death at the age of 11.

The charity has fulfilled Rosie's wish to support families with sick children, offering everything from music therapy to holidays by the seaside.

It had warned in February it could be forced to fold if finances didn't improve following a decline in donations and grants.

Speaking at the fair Carolyn said: "There is so much competition now from other charities.

"There are parents queueing up for our help and we would just like to be able to help them all."

Sunday's fair was organised by Leanne Malloy, whose daughter Isobelle,13 - another Redroofs pupil - came to add her support.

She played Angelina Jolie's younger self in the smash hit film Maleficent.

The event raised about £700.

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